VP Finance (f/m/x)

Job description

Sharpist is on a journey to deliver measurable business outcomes to its global enterprise clients, through a digital people development solution that founds on 1:1 coaching. As Europe's leading solution for people development, Sharpist marries the individual employee's needs for personalized learning with the demand for worldwide scalability of global organizations such as Axel Springer, STRABAG, and Porsche. To achieve this "personalization at scale" Sharpist bets on unparalleled user engagement. This engagement derives from combining a 1:1 human coaching offer with a digital learning journey that makes personal growth transparent and gamifies the development experience, just like Apple Health or Strava are doing in their particular domains.


As VP Finance you translate the company vision of providing personalised learning to every employee worldwide and into our growth and equity story, by identifying growth drivers. You are accountable for defining the company strategy together with the CEO, based on our financial lever analysis. Further, you will oversee our internal operations in terms of financial analysis, controlling, and accounting as well as in legal.


💙 Sharpist was founded on the core belief that personalized learning is an important right everyone should be able to have access to. We are an equal opportunity employer and we encourage you to apply for this role no matter of all ethnic backgrounds, genders, and sexual orientations. 🙂

Job requirements

What you'll do here at Sharpist

Within 1 month you will…

  • Get familiar with our business model and its input variables as well as key drivers
  • Understand and execute the processes underlying our financial reporting
  • Derive first recommendations on how to improve the quality and insightfulness of our reporting and financial planning
  • Establish an interpersonal connection with your team of 3 and be involved in the hiring of a Legal Counsel

Within 1 quarter you will…

  • Manage our our internal and external accountants to ensure a diligent and timely bookkeeping, invoice handling (outgoing and ingoing), and cash management
  • Take full accountability for financial reporting (incl. BWA, P&L), forecast, and recurring revenue reporting (FP&A)
  • Co-author our growth strategy with our CEO and COO based on solid financial metrics and analyses
  • Support the CEO in investor and board relations
  • Be responsible for our short term & long term cash planning

Within 1 year you will…

  • Have accompanied at least one significant financing round with international investors
  • Build out capacities to run complete accounting processes internally
  • Be a lighthouse for strategic analysis and execution in- and outside of the company
  • Be the financial expert our CEO can rely on
  • Be a trusted advisor for the sales team to ensure a quick and pragmatic handling of client's legal requests
  • Have learned from the strategic bets we have placed together

And then, what's next?

  • Identify optimal financing opportunities to fund your and our growth plans
  • Accompany the further internationalization of the Sharpist Group


We believe, you'll be successful if you are this type of person

  • Strength in analytical and strategic thinking to provide recommendations on our growth strategy
  • High level of accountability and diligence to ensure a solid financial setup and hedge against potential reporting mistakes
  • Strong communicator who is always upfront with respective stakeholders
  • Enthusiasm to execute and implement initiatives that have a clear impact on company performance indicators
  • Hard-working and eager to run at the CEO's pace while embodying calmness in stressful times
  • Ability to empower your team to collaborate and execute against set objectives
  • Your pragmatism supports you in finding ways to masterfully interpret legal requirements


These hard facts will get us excited to get to know you better

  • Background in an enterprise-facing company, preferably SaaS environment and experience with recurring revenue models
  • FP&A background with a strong track record in the implementation of initiatives, Big 4 audit background is a plus
  • Experience in closely working together with the CEO and securing funding rounds (2-3 digit million)
  • German GAAP knowledge (HGB) is a must, IFRS / US-GAAP is a plus
  • Leadership experience of managing teams of minimum 3-5 people
  • Knowledge in Bookkeeping & Legal Matters
  • International work experience

Apply now if this captures your interest and you want to take part in the personalization of learning for every employee worldwide.

We are excited to get to know you!